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Old 02-23-2018, 02:30 PM   #1
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Canyon/Colorado - Tapping into OEM trailer wiring to accommodate 5th wheel trailer

I have a 2017 GMC Canyon.

Do they make a T style connecter for OEM trailer 7 pin wiring that will adapt that wiring to a fifth wheel outlet in the bed of a truck. I assume that the OEM trailer wiring includes the brake controller which came with the trailer package on the truck.

Thanks for any information that you might provide.

Rick
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:27 PM   #2
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Yes, all the major towing accessory brands have this type of product, which plugs into the truck's factory-installed wiring harness and provides an additional 7-way receptacle (with all the same functionality as the receptacle at the rear bumper), intended to be installed in the truck bed for use with fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers.

wiring harnesses for fifth-wheel at eTrailer

Some Escape 5.0TA owners have installed these - they would have brand and style recommendations.

An earlier discussion of this setup:
Benefits/necessity of in-bed 7 pin plug?
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:45 PM   #3
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Brian, Thanks for your answer and the referral to the other thread.

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